Cathy Freeman

Hi my name is Cathy, I’m 43 years old, a mum, a community advocate, and an asthma sufferer. I am now also a Just One Breath ambassador, helping inspire conversations about lung health.

This is my story

Lisa Briggs

My name is Lisa Briggs and Im 34 years old, wife to my amazing husband Kirk, and mother of two beautiful children, four year old Jasmine and 18 month old Alastair.

This is my story

Catherine Kruljac

Hi my name is Catherine and I am 47 years old and I have PCD and bronchiectasis.
I decided to come into this world a month earlier than expected due to my mother having toxaemia. Once I arrived I had difficulty breathing and then my lungs collapsed. I was taken to intensive care where I was placed into an incubator; this was my home for several weeks.

This is my story

Ian Venamore

Ian Venamore – COPD Patient Advocate Group Chair,
I was born in the 40s and like many
of my generation, I was a regular smoker
until I quit in when I was 50.
I was always a very active person,
a handy man, I enjoyed outdoor activities
and played sport competitively
until in my 40s.

This is my story

John Rawlinson

My name is John Rawlinson and I have COPD. In 1999, I moved to Brisbane and after consulting a number of medical professionals it was determined the dreaded COPD (Emphysema) had taken hold. Life went on regardless and at no time did I allow the affliction to get the better of me. I keep it under control with a variety of puffers, exercise and a positive attitude.

This is my story

Marion Walsham

Hi, my name is Marion, I’m 76 years old and live with IPF. I was given the gift of life – a double lung transplant.

This is my story

Victoria Taber

Hi, my name is Victoria and I am a six year survivor of lung cancer. In 2009, I was newly-wed, 29 year old teacher, about to embark on a teacher’s exchange program to Canada when the required pre-trip medical tests identified a shadow in my lung. I was diagnosed with lung cancer.

This is my story




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We admire their individual skills dedication and talents and
can call aspire to look after our health in a way that enriches our lives too.





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